Paiste Signature 18" Power Crash
Type: Power Crash
Size: 18 Inch
Years of production: 1989 - Present
Sound file: unknown
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Review: This is a strong, bright cutting cymbal with a huge sound and a long fade. it is not very responsive and opens slower than other "heavy" crashes - but it opens in a swelling manner, building up to max and fades slowly. that makes it ideal for crash-riding. it has a lovely shimmer.
Review written by Black Label
Review: Not much I will touch on for this, as everyone has this cymbal. Its loud, cutting, bright, long sustain, plenty of control due to its size, a great all around crash for louder settings. This is one of my top 3 best crashes. I would kill 42 cats to get a 19" Sig power crash to match! Perfect crash. Period. Heavy weight, great feel, not clanky at all, just a professional crash for guys like me! I love this one. Again, need a 19 to pair it up, and I would be a happy drummer!
Review written by ROMAN
Review: The 18" is by far the best crash i have ever heard! Its got the perfect balance between the brightness of the 16" and the low end guts of the 20", but maintains the volume to cut through anything. When you couple it with a smaller full crash, its the perfect set up for indie/sofetr rock and roll. If you pair it with a dim or 2002 power crash, you have the perfect setup for hard rock, and give a rude to the team - you cant have a better metal setup!
As long as its rock, it will do the business!
Review written by Millsybaby
Review: Yeah, the Sig powers are incredible (i have the 18"). the sound is so powerful but refined too. the only problem IMO is that I sometimes find it hard to open up if your playing lightly.
Review written by iron savior
Review: This cymbal may very well be the closest thing to a perfect crash out there. NOT too bright (like a full) and for sure not too dark. Don't let the name fool you as it is a very versatile crash depending on how hard you strike it. Part of its versatility may be due to my only quam with the crash. It never fully opens up! But the sustain will last for days with a hard hit.
Review written by MiddleMan
Artist/song where it can be heard: Frank Beard, Charlie Benante, Paul Bostaph, Danny Carey, Stewart Copeland, Mikkey Dee, John Dolmayan, Mick Fleetwood, Tommy Lee, Dave Lombardo, Larry Mullen Jr., David Silveria